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13/01/2020 - 10:26

Welcoming the certificate of national historical relic for the worship hall and the tomb of Dien Khanh Vuong

On the morning of January 12, at 230 Nguyen Sinh Cung, Vy Da ward, the provincial People's Committee held a ceremony to announce the decision and receive the certificate of national historical relic for the worship hall and the tomb of Dien Khanh Vuong. Attending the ceremony were Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien and Vice Chairman Nguyen Dung.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien awarded the certificate of national historical relic for the worship hall and the tomb of Dien Khanh Vuong to the Provincial People's Committee.

The worship hall and the tomb of Dien Khanh Vuong are monuments of the royal system associated with the process of building and developing Hue capital under the Nguyen Dynasty. Dien Khanh Vuong’s real name is Nguyen Phuc Tan (also known as Nguyen Phuc Than), the seventh prince of Emperor Gia Long. His mother was Chieu Nghi Nguyen Thi Dien. He was born on March 16, Year of the Goat (March 21, 1799) in Gia Dinh Citadel.

Dien Khanh Vuong was known for being a strong-willed, virtuous, humble, polite and gentle character. In the 16th year of Gia Long (1818), he was given the title Dien Khanh Cong, when he was 19 years old.

Born and raised in the Royal family, he was very well educated and knew how to act properly. He had a progressive spirit and was considered a composed person. He possessed the virtue of filial piety and helped the kings to manage the Imperial Clan Court through many dynasties. His honesty was praised by the kings. In the field of culture and arts, Dien Khanh Vuong was talented and made great contributions.

Dien Khanh Vuong’s residence was originally established in 1817, located in Van The village (Thuy Thanh commune, Huong Thuy town). In the 10th year of Tu Duc’s rule (1857), the king bestowed the concession to move it to Vy Da village (the present location). Dien Lenh prince built and repaired the residence many times but still kept the traditional communal house architecture while preserving many valuable artifacts. The tomb is located in Area 5, An Tay Ward, Hue City.

On January 3, 2020, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism issued Decision No. 19 / QD-BVHTTDL classifying Dien Khanh Vuong worship hall and tomb as national historical monuments. 

Story and photo: Minh Hien

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